Climate change is an important issue in the world today and the University of Richmond has the ability to make a difference. The purpose of this project was to gain information about University of Richmond students’ awareness, attitudes, and behaviors related to climate change and sustainability on campus. A short survey was composed and sent to students via email. Over the course of two weeks, 274 students completed the survey. The data from the survey was composed and analyzed. Based on the data, for the most part our community’s behaviors have stayed consistent. Student awareness has slightly increased but they do not appear to be changing their behaviors based on that. Looking forward we need to engage our community in order to make necessary changes. Recommendations were made in three main areas: transportation, waste management, and education and outreach.
Easby, Sammy and Tess Manning. "Attitudes Towards Climate Change and Sustainability." Paper for Environmental Studies Senior Seminar, University of Richmond, April 2014.